Title: Enriching income data with expenditure information: a semi-parametric imputation technique
Authors: Decoster, AndrĂ©
De Swerdt, Kris
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Publisher: K.U.Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Applied Economics : Department of Economics
Series Title: CES - Discussion paper series (DPS) 08.11 pages:1-17
Abstract: In this paper we describe a methodology for enriching an income dataset with information on expenditures using a semi-parametric imputation technique. Engel curves are first estimated semi-parametrically on household budget data. We then show how the technique can be used to impute expenditure information into a separate income dataset. As an example we show results from the imputation of expenditures in a separate income file using Belgian household budget data.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IR
Appears in Collections:Research Center of Public Economics, Leuven

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